Every year, Primo Italiano Lodge #2800 awards a $2500 scholarship to a high school senior of Italian descent. 

Past Recipients

2022 Isabella Naddeo, Trinity High School
2021 Lilyanna Ritenour
2020 Emilio Borello

Makenzie Marino, Trinity High SchoolMakenzie Marino

Our 2019 scholarship winner is the daughter of Angelo and Susan Marino of Washington. She will be attending Penn State University for a degree in Finance upon graduation from Trinity High School.  She served as a class representative for four years, a member of the National Honor Society, a Varsity Tennis player, was part of Prom Committee and is an Opinion Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief of the School Newspaper. 


Matthew Marasco, Washington High School

Our 2018 scholarship winner is a member of the National Honor Society, served as student representative to the Washington School District School Board, and was Salutatorian of his graduating class.

2017  Teague Nicolella, McGuffey High School
2016  Nicholas Aprea, Linsly School
2015 Matthew Raneri, Trinity High School
2014 Alexa Kostyak, Trinity High School
2013 Cassidy Graham, Trinity High School
2012  Brian D’Orazio
2011 Spencer Secreti and Myresa P. Troiano, Trinity High School
2010 Victoria C. Perri, Trinity High School


High School Seniors:  Would you like to participate in our scholarship award?

Requirements for $2,500 Scholarship:

  1. Must be of at least twenty-five (25%) Italian-American descent, one parent at least ½ Italian.
  2. Must be going to a post-secondary school and must be a senior at Faith Christian School, McGuffey, Trinity or Washington High School, or the child of an active member Primo Italiano Lodge 2800, regardless of the school district.
  3. Essay should be a minimum of 300 words.

 Please submit a personal essay:  “describe how you and your family celebrate, honor or incorporate into your daily lives your Italian-American heritage, customs and traditions”. Please exclude any family names in your essay.

Recipient, along with his/her parents, will be guests at an upcoming dinner meeting to read their winning essay and receive the $2,500 scholarship award. Thank you… “buona fortuna”!